Storm Cleanup Continues in Western Mass. - NECN

Storm Cleanup Continues in Western Mass.



    (NECN: Jennifer Eagan: Wilbraham, Mass.) - Thousands remain without power in western Massachusetts as the region cleans up from the latest storms, which occurred Tuesday.

    In the small town of Hinsdale, near Pittsfield, an 85-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on the moped he was riding.

    While nowhere near as severe as the June 1 tornadoes, which hit Wilbraham, Mass. very hard, residents were on edge because the memories --- and the damage --- from those storms remain fresh in their minds.

    Other residents who avoided the tornadoes in June were not so lucky this time around. Quarter-sized hail and heavy winds tore through some communities in Western Massachusetts. A tree sliced the roof off of Damian Cassetta's Wilbraham home at the height of Tuesday's storm.

    "I just got done remodeling the whole entire house and the three-season porch I just put on is now level to the ground...So I don't know where I go at this point." said Cassetta.

    National Grid crews were working Wednesday morning to restore power to about 3,400 customers in Wilbraham alone, where many trees were felled when the storms blew through.

    Holyoke and Ludlow, Mass., were also hit hard by the storms.

    Some residents believe that a tornado may have struck the area. Officials from the National Weather Service planned to tour the region on Wednesday, to see if there was, in fact, a tornado.